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Adding Value to Votes

By Derek Almeida
Decades ago I followed the herd and acquired a BSc degree. In the process I learnt Einstein’s theory of Relativity, Max Plank’s quantum theory and what not.

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Akbar’s Christian Wife Armenian or Portuguese?

By Mario Cabral e Sa

Sophia Pettross, does the name ring a bell? Well, she was an Armenian and the mother of Goa’s first woman legislator – Urminda Mascarenhas. She was very beautiful, spoke extremely well and wrote better.

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 Bollywood Goes Real

Not very long ago, watching a Hindi film would predominantly mean watching a three-hour-long melodrama unfold, with every other movie being woven around stereotypical themes of romance amidst resentful parents and love triangles or family sagas with generous amount of martyrs and long-lost siblings, peppering the plot.

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Jim Corbett and His Ghosts

In the pantheon of tiger hunters of India, there is no icon greater than Jim Corbett. It was equally true that he was a great lover of tigers and India has named one of its famous tiger sanctuaries after him…

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Of Scullers, Scoundrels and Scallywags

By Mário Cabral e Sá

In March 3, fate of over 10 per cent of India’s population will be decided, and we will have inkling about the way the winds are blowing.

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Issues in the Election

By Tomazinho Cardozo

March 3, 2012 – the day when Goans will vote to elect their next government – is fast approaching. Day by day the intensity of electioneering increases and a number of happenings – particularly violation of election code by the candidates - come to our notice in different constituencies.

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Ignite the Hunger for Knowing

By Sadhguru

There are so many things that one can do in this world -- walk, swim, dance, gossip, love, drink, have drugs… And yet, for ages, as long back as you can look, why is it that human beings have longed for something beyond?

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Let Us Propagate Plants

By Dr Kasturi Desai

Every time I look around, as a botanist, I find so much wealth in the plant kingdom and how limited our knowledge. It is customary to give local names to the plants whose use is traditional but there are innumerable plants that have botanical names but locally no significant name is set as its uses are not known.

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Before he began his recital, Saeed asked me to explain why I was so enamoured of Urdu poetry. I replied, "Urdu has more musical vocabulary than any other language I have heard. Its chief exponent Mirza Ghalib also happens to be my role model. He was agnostic

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Jakarta Jaunt

A couple of years ago we had the chance of visiting Jakarta and the experience was very enlightening. First of all the food in Jakarta is delicious and spicy and for Indians it is a haven. Of course there is a lot to see in Jakarta of historic as well as modern interest

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